Table of Contents
When mother (or maybe mother's mother) arrived on the Iowa State campus she lived in Linden, Larchwood, Maple, Elm, Oak or Birch Hall. Workmen, when laying out the grounds and erecting the buildings, named them for the trees planted around the halls. However, on official blueprints the halls were designated as East, West, South and the Lodges.
"They named it Mary Lyon Hall,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 25
, Article 14.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol25/iss7/14